clostridium histolyticum

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Clostridium histolyticum Clostridium his·to·lyt·i·cum (hĭs'tə-lĭt'ĭ-kəm)
A bacterium found in wounds, where it induces necrosis of tissue by producing a cytolytic exotoxin.

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